Server Administration on LAMP Stack


The common process flow for LAMP Stack projects and there server maintenance.

  • * Get the best deal from hosting company.
  • * Get the root access and direct unique ID by which you can directly talk to them for any query and emergency.
  • * Do some hardware configuration check such as –
    • # CPU Check, Memory Check, Disk Space, Memory Status, Swap Space
  • * Do some software configuration check such as –
    • # LAMP Stack configuration, need to install via source or via standard packages.
  • * Security checks. Server need to be optimized with security checks.
    • # Configure Software Firewall.
    • # Changing in default SSH port
    • # Disable direct root login
    • # Change root password strong
    • # Create user group and give access to only developers and maintainers.
    • # White-list only port 80 and 443.
    • # Authenticate mailing ports.
    • # Enable SFTP for file uploads for developers.
    • # Disable SVN Access.
  • * Do server monitoring.
    • # Enable and watch server logs.
    • # Enable and watch error logs.
    • # Enable and watch slow query logs.
    • # Install Awstats for monitoring server logs.
    • # Install and configure Nagios as alert mechanism.
    • # Watch and maintain server space, memory utilization, HTTP Service, CPU Load, SSH Service.
  • * Later work on server optimization.
  • * Optimize PHP and MySQL configuration based on need and requirement.

This list can have more option. If you find new things, give me comments.

Happy Server.

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